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11th Sep, 2016 | 5:13pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to McCormack open goal howler

By Alex Taylor

Ross McCormack missed an open goal for Aston Villa against Nottingham Forest – and fans on Twitter could not believe the howler.

McCormack, 30, arrived at Villa Park in August for £12million after two years at Craven Cottage with Fulham.

The forward has already bagged a goal and an assist during his time at the club but missed out on another after putting the ball wide from two yards.

Villa were 0-0 at the time of the miss and went onto draw the game 2-2 after goals from McCormack and Rudy Gestede.

Fans on Twitter were left questioning how it was possible to miss the goal from such close range.

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Here are a collection of the best reactions from the miss:

The miss was a surprise given the fine scoring record of McCormack, who has scored 146 goals and provided 69 assists in 425 matches throughout his career.

The veteran attacker played for Leeds, Cardiff, Rangers and Doncaster before joining the Birmingham outfit this summer.

He will need to find his shooting-boots again quickly though if he is to guide the Villans back to the top-flight this season.

Villa had picked up just six points from their opening six games this season and have already been beaten by Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Luton.

In other Aston Villa news, Jordan Ayew finished as Ghana’s top scorer with three goals as he helped the country qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.